It was a chilly day outside Burgess Hill, with the temperature at just 5C. However, inside our Burgess Hill store, things got pretty warm, as amongst the wide range of cameras, lenses, bags and tripods, a team of 13 employees set of on our challenge to run the equivalent distance between our two retail stores.
The team worked in relay fashion on a treadmill, each doing their leg of the 45.7 mile journey as quickly as they could physically manage. The store itself was still open for business as usual, and it was great to see customers donating what they could to add to the total amount of money raised for local charity St. Peter & St. James’ Hospice – although it wasn’t necessarily as easy for the runners to give any expert photographic advice when asked!
We chose to raise money for St. Peter & St. James’ Hospice as this is a charity based in the local area that many of the staff feel particularly strongly about. The hospice receives just 14% of their funding from the government, and have to raise more than £2.6 million every year through fundraising events. That’s £7,200 every single day.
Park Cameras HR manager Adel Charles said, “We are delighted to have been able to raise £795.77 for St. Peter & St. James’ Hospice. Whilst the team here went through a bit of pain and quite a lot of sweat, and I certainly know this first hand, it makes it worthwhile knowing the money raised will help all at St. Peter & St. James continue with the fantastic care, love and support they provide for those in the community that need it.”
Thanks to all those who generously donated. Our Just Giving page is still available to view and donate to, should you wish. Simply visit www.JustGiving.com/parkcamerasrun.
St. Peter and St. James Hospice are a registered charity with the aim to provide specialist care, love and support for those living with progressive, life limiting illnesses from East and West Sussex. They endeavour to meet the needs of each patient, their family and friends. They aim to encourage and enable all patients to live their lives to their full potential despite their illnesses. Registered Charity Number: 1056114. Learn more at www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk.